Government, Business

China Approves Tariff-Free US Soybean Purchases

Soybeans Bloomberg News

The Chinese government has given the go-ahead for five companies to buy up to 3 million tons of U.S. soybeans free of retaliatory import tariffs as trade negotiations between the two nations continue, according to people familiar with the situation.

July 24, 2019
Government, Business

Trump, Xi Struggle to Chart Path for Trade Talks

China Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Slow progress and disagreement on key initial demands from Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping is raising doubts about whether the U.S. and China will actually return to the negotiating table to overcome their much deeper differences.

Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
July 18, 2019
Government, Business

Trump Says He Could Impose More China Tariffs

Donald Trump President Donald Trump (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump reiterated that he could impose additional tariffs on Chinese imports if he wants, after promising to hold off on more duties in a trade-war truce he reached with China’s Xi Jinping last month.

Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
July 17, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

US, China’s Top Trade Officials Make First Contact Since Truce

China U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (Anna Moneymaker/Bloomberg News)

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke on the phone with their Chinese counterparts as the two sides relaunch trade talks, marking the first high-level contact since their presidents agreed to a tentative truce last month.

Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
July 10, 2019
Government, Business

Trump, Xi to Meet at Trade-War Crossroads Fraught With Risks

Donald Trump President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping are set to meet June 29 amid hopes they will hit the pause button in their trade war and resume the search for a longer-term peace.

June 28, 2019
Government, Business

China Maintains Negotiating Stance Ahead of Trade Talks

China Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

There’s no change to China’s conditions for making a trade deal with the United States as the nations’ leaders prepare to meet this weekend, a government spokesman said.

June 27, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Lobs New Attack on Trade Limits as China Threat Looms

FedEx FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. has fired a new weapon in the simmering U.S.-China trade war, suing the Trump administration to block enforcement of trade restrictions that had placed the company in Beijing’s crosshairs.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
June 25, 2019
Government, Business

Trade War Hinders Global Trade in April

Ben Nelms/Bloomberg News

Global trade stumbled in April as the tariff war between the United States and China showed few signs of ending, figures released June 25 showed.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
June 25, 2019
Government, Business

Emerging Markets Offer Investment Opportunity During Trade War

Trade Taylor Weidman/Bloomberg News

Rocked by trade disputes, the possibility of a U.S. recession and the ever-present threat of political conflagration, the backdrop for emerging and frontier markets rarely has seemed less settled. Dare to look past the turmoil, though, and opportunities abound.

June 25, 2019
Government, Business

China Asks for US Soy Shipment Delay, Citing Lack of Storage

Ty Wright/Bloomberg News

Chinese state soybean buyers asked U.S. exporters to delay cargoes scheduled for July loading into August, citing limited availability of storage capacity, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

June 14, 2019